Amanda Lauer, award-winning author, screenwriter, copy-editor, journalist
Wisconsin resident Amanda Lauer saw her debut novel published October 29, 2014. A World Such as Heaven Intended hit the no. 1 spot in its genre on Amazon two months later and was the 2016 YA CALA winner. The second book in the trilogy, A Life Such as Heaven Intended, was published April 1, 2018 and the third book, A Love Such as Heaven Intended, was published April 8, 2019. Overall, 92% of Amazon reviews for the series have been four or five stars. Book number four, A Freedom Such as Heaven Intended, will be released October 7, 2021.
In addition to her work as a novelist, Lauer copy edits movie screenplays and is the co-writer of the movie The Islands, for which she received the 2020 Best Writer Award (Red Letter Awards).
Lauer learned the technical aspects of writing as a proofreader in the insurance, newspaper and collegiate arenas. Over the last 20 years she has had more than 1,500 articles published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States.
Besides her proofreading, copy editing, and writing career, Lauer is involved in the health and wellness field and does commercial acting and modeling. She and her husband John have been married 40 years, have four grown children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and seven precious grandchildren.